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    Boehner: GOP Will Repeal Health Care Law

    House Republican Leader John Boehner has said that his party will repeal the new health care law if the GOP gains a congressional majority in November.

    "I think that we need to repeal the health care law and replace it with common-sense steps that will lower the cost of health insurance in America," Boehner (R-OH) tells NPR's Steve Inskeep.
    Boehner: GOP Will Repeal Health Care Law : NPR

    That's exactly what the American masses wanted to here.
    Talk about giving people something to vote for... driving people to the polls... perfecto.

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    Re: Boehner: GOP Will Repeal Health Care Law

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Boehner: GOP Will Repeal Health Care Law : NPR

    That's exactly what the American masses wanted to here.
    Talk about giving people something to vote for... driving people to the polls... perfecto.

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    Re: Boehner: GOP Will Repeal Health Care Law

    You mean the health care bill that he now says has Republican ideas in it - allowing children to the age of 26 to stay on parents policy and stopping insurance companies practice of 'rescission' - when before he said those mean ol' Democrats wouldn't let them have any Republican ideas in the bill.

    Taking credit after the fact, kinda reminds me of those photo-ops with the oversized stimulus checks the Republicans were handing out a few months ago.

    And those polls that the cons are so enamored with these days, put Boehner - along with his sidekick, McConnell - at the bottom of the polling of the big 5 (President, Speaker of the House, Senate Majority Leader, House Minority Leader and Senate Minority leader).
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    Re: Boehner: GOP Will Repeal Health Care Law

    I do not mean to sound skeptical but I only see the republicans only using this issue for votes and nothing else. At most what they'll do is give the issue a token vote when ever there is a significant amount of liberal republicans and democrats around so they can say they tried and ignore issue afterwords until the next elections.
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    Re: Boehner: GOP Will Repeal Health Care Law

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    You mean the health care bill that he now says has Republican ideas in it - allowing children to the age of 26 to stay on parents policy and stopping insurance companies practice of 'rescission' - when before he said those mean ol' Democrats wouldn't let them have any Republican ideas in the bill.

    Taking credit after the fact, kinda reminds me of those photo-ops with the oversized stimulus checks the Republicans were handing out a few months ago.
    Or that Grassley is now taking credit for?

    [CENTER]Grassley’s Provisions for Tax-exempt Hospital Accountability Included in New Health Care Law[/CENTER]

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    To: Reporters and Editors
    Re: tax-exempt hospitals provisions in new health care law
    Da: Wednesday, March 24, 2010


    Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the Committee on Finance, with jurisdiction over taxes, has worked to hold tax-exempt hospitals accountable for the federal tax benefits they receive. The health care legislation signed into law yesterday includes provisions Grassley co-authored to impose standards for the tax exemption of charitable hospitals for the first time. The bill requires that a hospital complete a community needs assessment once every three years and adopt and publicize a financial assistance policy; prohibits billing those who qualify for financial assistance the top rates; and prohibits a hospital from taking extraordinary collection actions if the hospital has not made reasonable efforts to notify patients of its financial assistance policy. The bill also requires the IRS to review the tax-exempt status of each hospital every three years; requires Treasury and Health and Human Services to submit an annual report to Congress on the level of charity care, bad debt expenses and the unreimbursed costs of means-tested and non-means-tested government programs; and requires Treasury and HHS to provide a report in five years on the trends on the items reported on an annual basis. Grassley made the following comment on the advancement of these provisions.


    “Tax-exempt hospitals don’t have many measures of accountability for their special status. The law hasn’t given them much direction, and so they’ve defined standards for themselves. Sometimes that’s resulted in providing very little charitable patient care or other community benefits, failing to publicize charitable care to patients, charging indigent, uninsured patients more than insured patients, and using very aggressive collection practices. The Government Accountability Office and others, including the former IRS commissioner, have said for a long time that there is often no discernible difference between the operations of taxable and tax-exempt hospitals. These new provisions are modeled after principles and polices that the Catholic Health Association has had in place for years. I appreciate the association’s willingness to have honest, forthright conversations about charitable hospitals’ activities. The provisions take steps to differentiate tax-exempt hospitals from for-profit hospitals and provide further transparency about tax-exempt hospitals’ fulfilling their charitable mission. Congress, the IRS, and the public will now have additional tools and information to ensure that charitable hospitals act charitably.”


    The provisions enacted in the new health care law are the result of Grassley’s leadership on tax-exempt organizations’ accountability and transparency, including hospitals. In 2005, he sent letters of inquiry to some of the nation’s largest tax-exempt hospitals. In 2006, he convened a hearing and released a summary of the hospitals’ responses. In 2007, he released a staff discussion draft of potential legislative reforms and convened a roundtable of experts to discuss the potential reforms. In 2008, he followed up with letters of inquiry to more hospitals and received a report he’d requested from the Government Accountability Office. In 2009, he drafted legislative reforms and succeeded in persuading the Democratic majority to include several of the reforms in the new health care law.
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    Yep, "the public will now have additional tools and information to ensure that charitable hospitals act charitably”".

    I'm so glad Grassley voted for the bill. Oh wait, he didn't. *shrugs*

    Is that the bill he will now work to repeal? Or is he going to go against Boehner and the GOP?
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    Re: Boehner: GOP Will Repeal Health Care Law

    The masses don't you mean just tea parties, and the fact most want the health care bill passed with a public option. I did a poll about this yesterday, and so far people who have said No is equal to 42%, and the one who said yes equal to 58%. The masses want a public option, and support the health care reform


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    The people who think ObamaCare is the right way to go 45% said no, and 31% said yes, and 24% say somewhat meaning their are more people who think Obama is going in somewhat the right directions.
    31% +24%= 55% is somewhat for Obama
    RyrineaNara's poll: Obamacare What are your thoughts?

    The masses clearly want something done with the health care system...

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    Re: Boehner: GOP Will Repeal Health Care Law

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Boehner: GOP Will Repeal Health Care Law : NPR

    That's exactly what the American masses wanted to here.
    Talk about giving people something to vote for... driving people to the polls... perfecto.

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    It's dishonest. There is no way the GOP can mathematically get enough seats in both houses to present a bill and override Obama's veto.

    Then which provisions will they try to individually repeal? Children to be allowed on their parents insurance until they are 26? Re-instituting the denial of coverage based on pre-existing conditions? Which, for children or adults? The portion Grassley is taking now taking credit for?
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    Re: Boehner: GOP Will Repeal Health Care Law

    I agree with Gina, it is dishonest to say all Americans don't support this bill. What the republicans are doing is just to get tea parties to vote for them.

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    Re: Boehner: GOP Will Repeal Health Care Law

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno
    The masses clearly want something done with the health care system...
    Yes, but they'd rather see it improved. Not this.

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    Re: Boehner: GOP Will Repeal Health Care Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Yes, but they'd rather see it improved. Not this.
    This is a health care law that is going to improve the system.

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